Theatre in Museums: A Christmas Carol

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Produced by Luton Culture


Join Charles Dickens as he reads from his popular tale, A Christmas Carol in this intimate reading at Wardown House. 


Hear Dickens bring the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge to life, who on Christmas Eve receives an unexpected visit from his long-dead business partner, Jacob Marley. Haunted by three further spirits, The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, Scrooge is forced to confront the consequences of his actions. A seasonal classic that will make your heart soar as Scrooge discovers the true meaning of Christmas.


Age guidance: 12+


  • Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Friday, December 21, 2018 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Wardown House

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. The house was formerly the home of the Scargill family, then a military hospital and is now a museum and gallery.

Step back in time and glimpse an insight into a wealthy family home during the Victorian period. Explore the different rooms with hands-on displays for a fully immersive experience. The museum tells the story of Luton’s transformation into the exciting and diverse town it is today. 

The museum also houses a range of displays throughout the building, including the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Gallery and the popular Luton Life Gallery.

The museum underwent a redevelopment during 2016, reopening in April 2017. Wardown House, Museum and Gallery also holds events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.

Venue Hire

Wardown House has a range of rooms that can be hired for your meetings, training days, drinks receptions and events in the gorgeous surroundings of Wardown Park. See Venue Hire for more information.


To become part of Wardown House's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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